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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
"I have never understood what too advanced means," says Crown Prince Tupouto'a, who believes that wireless telephones and a fibre optic internet connection will provide liberation for the common man greater than that originally given him by the automobile. He says that governments all over the world will have to downsize and become much smarter at collecting their revenue... and tax people when they spend and not when they earn. Interview: HRH Crown Prince Tupouto‘a. By Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga has yet to form an official committee to take care of its National Information Technology policy, a responsibility that will probably go to the newly formed Department of Communications. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Millennium wake-up call for Tonga came at the end of 1999 when Crown Prince Tupouto'a announced that he was bidding for a licence to provide a second telephone carrier, and that he was going to introduce wireless technology where, "the customer should be able to buy a computer, plug it in, pull out an aerial and make a phone call. At the same time, he should be able to swipe a card on the computer, establish an account and switch to his favourite TCV channel while he is talking on the phone." A lot of work has been done since then to introduce wireless technology to Tonga, but finally a date has been set for July 2 when the newly formed Tonfön, a trade name owned by Shoreline Communications, will launch its telephone system in Nuku‘alofa. Tonfön also has a fibre optic cable system on the drawing board. Interview with Soane Ramanlal of Tonfön. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A third television station for Tongatapu, the Doulos Broadcasting Network, DBN was commissioned by King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV on May 2. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Thousands of people are waiting for telephones in Nuku‘alofa and to get them all on line quickly means for the most part going wireless, and putting in some high tech cables for a small area of the Nuku‘alofa business centre. By Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Tuesday 30 January 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The wish of the Tonga government to have one body to run Tonga’s overseas and national telecommunication services, comes true in February when the Tonga Communications Corporation will be formally established. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 15, no. 4, January 2001.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The annual consultation meeting between TongaSat and a Satellite Committee of government got underway in Nuku’alofa for two days during the third week of August. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
So far no licence has been issued for the two companies that are proposing to run Tonga’s telecommunications services, Shoreline Communication, and a yet to be established, Tonga Telecommunications Corporation. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Television Tonga prepared for the launching of its service on July 4, with a workshop on television news and programme production, held at the Tonga Broadcasting Commission’s Main Studio in Nuku’alofa in May. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new wireless telecommunications system being designed for Tonga will be the first of its kind to be used on a nation-wide basis anywhere in the world. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Three broadcasters are gearing up to snatch Tonga's tiny television audience. One of them, Chris Racine, of the well-established OBN TV7, says he is ready for the competition. By Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
When Cable Wireless plc withdraws its operation in Tonga on July 4 this year, the service of connecting Tonga to the outside world be taken over by an Interim Management Committee, according to Hon. Clive Edwards, a member of the Board of Tonga Telecom. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A second television station for Tonga is expected to begin broadcasting on July 4 this year, once a conflict over channels allocation is resolved. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Hong Kong, China
Pacific Asia Global Holdings Ltd., the marketing arm of TongaSat is doing more than just marketing Tonga’s orbital slots, said Semisi Panuve, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, at its Hong Kong office. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s current internet charges should be seen in the context of remote Pacific Islands, and are on par with those islands that do not have a subsidised internet, said Jon Morris, the General Manager of Cable & Wireless plc Tonga. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government’s move to form the new Tonga Communications Corporation is making sluggish progress. It has far to go before it could be in a position to take over the running of the international service from Cable and Wireless plc and the domestic telephone services from the Tonga Telecommunications Commission. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Crown Prince Tupouto‘a (51), talks about his bid to privide a second telephone carrier for Tonga, alongside the new Communications Corporation planned by government. He also comments on the Privy Council decisions, made when he was Prince Regent, to dissolve the first Harbour Authority and to stop payment of pensions to working public servants. By Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Radio Tonga’s Tavake Fusimalohi wanted to launch his station in time for the Millennium but Privy Council has deferred the licence. The new TV proposal has been criticized on OBN TV7 in July by Racine who has drawn the King into the debate over the control of Tongan television. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Monday 31 May 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
After 21 years of connecting Tonga to the rest of the world, Cable and Wireless plc, which has the exclusive right for Tonga’s international telephone connection will cease its service in July 2000, when the company’s Franchise Agreement with the Government of Tonga expires. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 2, May 1999.
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Sunday 20 December 1998

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
TongaSat resumes work on its vision for a trans-Pacific link between Asia and the USA. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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